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HTV6 EP media event was held.
New Li-ion battery ORUs were already installed on External Pallet (EP).

http://iss.jaxa.jp/topics/2016/06/htv6_160602.html
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Demonstration of water bag filling and preview of the Exposed Pallet mounted with GS Yuasa's space lithium-ion cells at the Tanegashima Space Center. / June 2, 2016

http://jda.jaxa.jp/result.php?lang=e&id=b84157a1ac9f25d0d58e34f909f65610#
mms://jda-strm2.tksc.jaxa.jp/wmv/50H2016000348_00/b55efbb19c170999dbe571759d01f3ad.wmv

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http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2016/07/20160726_h2bf6.html

Launch of the H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI6" (HTV6) aboard the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 6
July 26, 2016 (JST)
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
National Research and Development Agency
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) decided to launch the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 6 (H-IIB F6) with the H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI6" (HTV6, a cargo transporter to the International Space Station) onboard in the following schedule.

Scheduled date of launch : October 1 (Saturday), 2016 (Japan Standard Time, JST)
Launch time                   : around 2:16 a.m. (JST) *1
Launch windows             : Oct. 2 (Sun.) through Nov. 30 (Wed.), 2016 (JST) *2
Launch Site                    : Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the Tanegashima Space Center

(*1) Time will be determined by the updated orbit of the International Space Station (ISS).
 (*2) The launch day and time during the launch windows shall be decided by the international coordination for ISS operations.


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http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2016/07/20160726_h2bf6.html

Launch of the H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI6" (HTV6) aboard the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 6
July 26, 2016 (JST)
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
National Research and Development Agency
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) decided to launch the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 6 (H-IIB F6) with the H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI6" (HTV6, a cargo transporter to the International Space Station) onboard in the following schedule.

Scheduled date of launch : October 1 (Saturday), 2016 (Japan Standard Time, JST)
Launch time                   : around 2:16 a.m. (JST) *1
Launch windows             : Oct. 2 (Sun.) through Nov. 30 (Wed.), 2016 (JST) *2
Launch Site                    : Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the Tanegashima Space Center

(*1) Time will be determined by the updated orbit of the International Space Station (ISS).
 (*2) The launch day and time during the launch windows shall be decided by the international coordination for ISS operations.


What is internal cargo for this flight?? And which type of resupply racks are flying?? Are there any ISS racks flying?? Are any any of the resupply racks going to be transferred into ISS this go around??

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What is internal cargo for this flight?? And which type of resupply racks are flying?? Are there any ISS racks flying?? Are any any of the resupply racks going to be transferred into ISS this go around??

No ISPR、No system rack. Main cargo is the  ISS batteries.
Other cargo is CDRA bed and water (600L)。


And dont't forget the KITE (Kounotori Integrated Tether Experiment).
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=32765.0

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Gunter has some cubesats in his table.
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EGG↑
UBAKUSAT (UBAK-3U-SAT)↑
AOBA-VELOX 3↑
STARS C↑
FREEDOM↑
ITF 2↑
Waseda-SAT 3↑
http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_chr/lau2016.htm
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What is internal cargo for this flight?? And which type of resupply racks are flying?? Are there any ISS racks flying?? Are any any of the resupply racks going to be transferred into ISS this go around??

No ISPR、No system rack. Main cargo is the  ISS batteries.
Other cargo is CDRA bed and water (600L)。


Interesting that a CDRA bed is not going up on Dragon.  Usually one comes down when one goes up (isn't special mounting hardware required in Dragon due to mass?) so now a unit needs to come back. At some point, won't empty mounting equipment need to go up on Dragon?

Edit:  According to the Space X 2 cargo manifest, 2 CDRA beds (and some assorted other minor hardware) weighed 298 pounds so they aren't as heavy as I thought.   
« Last Edit: 07/26/2016 09:36 PM by Targeteer »
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Fuji how sure are you about this? What is your source?
To my knowledge 5-6 ISPR's are menifested to launch:
2 or 3 Basic Express Racks (EX-9B; EX-10B; EX-11B)
A NASA glove box, LSG (Live Science Glovebox) or MSG-2
The WSS Water Stowage System rack
And ESA's 2015-2016 contribution ACLS (Advanced Close Loop System) {HTV-7 to LAB P6}.

Could the water be launched inside the WSS? And could a BER be on the manifest.
ESA has set reported ACLS is manifested for HTV-7. I assumed WSS would share that launch.
I also expected two science racks (BER or Glovebox) on HTV-6 and HTV-8.

Are the named payloads filling all the 6mT HTV payload mass budget?
I don't think so.
Six Li-ion batteries will be close to the 1,5mT external budget.
Then there remains 4,5mT for internal payloads,
with 1mT for the WSS and 600L of water, and 500kg for the CDRA,
I'm still missing 3mT

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HTV6 EP media event was held.

New Li-ion battery ORUs were already installed on External Pallet (EP).

http://iss.jaxa.jp/topics/2016/06/htv6_160602.html

ISS batteries loaded into KOUNOTORI6 (English)

Last Updated: July 26, 2016

From June 1-2, the operations for loading the ISS battery Orbital Replacement Units (ORUs) into the H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI6 and filling the water bags were unveiled to the press at the Tanegashima Space Center (TNSC).

On the ISS, the batteries are charged with electricity generated by the solar panels and used when the ISS travels through shadow areas. Sets of nickel metal-hydride batteries made in the U.S. were used on the ISS, but given the approaching end of their service life, a new type of Japanese lithium-ion battery was adopted as the replacement.

Sets of new batteries that KOUNOTORI6 delivers are manufactured by GS Yuasa Technology Ltd, and feature a service life lasting nearly 10 years. Although 48 battery ORUs are currently used on the ISS, the new battery ORUs can provide enough power with only 24 battery ORUs.

KOUNOTORI6 will deliver six battery ORUs (each weigh 250 kg) this time, with the rest to be delivered aboard KOUNOTORI7-9. Currently, only the HTV can deliver a large number of ISS battery ORUs

Unveiling to the press included the introduction of water-filling equipment that transfers potable water to fill the water bags (Contingency Water Container Iodine: CWC-I) for delivery to the ISS.

This water-filling equipment was also used to fill a total of 600 liters of Tanegashima island water in 30 dedicated water bags that were loaded into the Pressurized Logistics Carrier (PLC) of KOUNOTORI6.

Through the delivery of batteries and water by the HTV missions, Japanese space development activities serve as the backbone of ISS operations.

http://iss.jaxa.jp/en/htv/news/batteries_loaded.html
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H-IIB F-6 media open event was held July 26th at MHI factory.
Many good photos here for H-IIB fans.
http://news.mynavi.jp/articles/2016/07/28/h-iib6_mhi/

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What is internal cargo for this flight?? And which type of resupply racks are flying?? Are there any ISS racks flying?? Are any any of the resupply racks going to be transferred into ISS this go around??

No ISPR、No system rack. Main cargo is the  ISS batteries.
Other cargo is CDRA bed and water (600L)。


And dont't forget the KITE (Kounotori Integrated Tether Experiment).
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=32765.0

Is there the usual diagram showing the rack layout?
You're saying it is 8 HRR (HTV resupply racks) filling the 8 slots?
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Launch Postponement of H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 6 with H-II Transfer Vehicle “KOUNOTORI6” (HTV6) Onboard

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) decided to postpone the launch of the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 6 with the H-II Transfer Vehicle “KOUNOTORI6” (HTV6) onboard from the Tanegashima Space Center, which was scheduled for October 1 (Sat.), 2016 (Japan Standard Time), as unfavorable.

The new launch date will be announced as soon as it is determined.

(Reason for the delay)
A slight leak was detected from piping of the HTV6 during an air tightness test. The test is part of HTV6 launch preparations at the launch site. We will disband the HTV6 module and take necessary measures.

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Japanese "truck" HTV-6 sends to the ISS no earlier than winter
http://www.interfax.ru/russia/526227

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http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2016/10/20161007_h2bf6.html

Launch of the H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI6" (HTV6) aboard the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 6

October 7, 2016 (JST)
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
National Research and Development Agency
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA postponed the launch of the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 6 with "KOUNOTORI6" (HTV6, a cargo transporter to the International Space Station) on board which was previously scheduled for October 1 (Sat.), 2016 (Japan Standard Time).The updated launch schedule is as follows:

Scheduled date of the launch : December 9 (Friday), 2016 (Japan Standard Time, JST)
Launch time                         : around 10:26 p.m. (JST) *1
Launch windows                   : Dec 10 ( Sat.) through Dec 31 ( Sat.), 2016 *2
Launch Site                          : Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the Tanegashima Space Center

(*1) Time will be determined by the updated orbit of the International Space Station (ISS).
 (*2) The launch day and time during the launch windows shall be decided by the international coordination for ISS operations.
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HTV6 media event was held at Tanegashima Space Center. 
http://iss.jaxa.jp/htv/161019_htv6_unveil.html


More detail photos here.
http://www.sacj.org/openbbs/
 

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HTV-6 assembly







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HTV-6 assembly







Was this reassembly following corrective actions or the first assembly??

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One of the payloads being carried by HTV 6 will be Cuberider. This is a small platform to be installed in ISS for use by students. This will be the first Australian payload to launch into space since the RadioAstron L-Band Receiver in 2011.

http://cuberider.com/
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Following seven CubeSats are delivered to HTV6
 AOBA-Belox-III (2U), TuPOD (3U), EGG (3U), ITF-2(1U), STARS-C(2U), FREEDOM (1U), WASEDA-SAT3 (1U)
http://iss.jaxa.jp/kiboexp/news/161107_cubesats_unveiled.html

And new enhanced J-SSOD will be delivered (6U to 12U).
« Last Edit: 11/15/2016 01:57 PM by Fuji »

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